Asuka Shrine

Asuka Shrine

Asuka Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Ketsumimiko no Okami ( the god of wood ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Name Asuka Shrine
"阿須賀神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-2-25, Asuka, Shinguu-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県新宮市阿須賀1-2-25" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 70-minute drive from the Owase-Kita I.C. on the Kisei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0735-22-2533

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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